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Seven Reasons Manufacturers Need Managed Services

  1. Skilled Resources: With an experienced managed services partner, manufacturers gain access to technologists with diverse experiences and depth of knowledge that can help them balance their IT needs with effectively running a manufacturing business.
  2. Lower Costs: These experienced, efficient technology experts are likely a fraction of the cost of full-time employees staffed round the clock thanks to managed services’ shared resource model.
  3. Best Practices: No more cutting corners. Professional managed services providers (MSPs) adhere to proven industry standards like the Information Technology Infrastructure Library’s (ITIL v3) best practices; Companies that operate on a global basis should also be able to deliver a common services platform that is consistent across all geographies, yet is flexible enough to meet unique regional needs.
  4. Proactive vs. Reactive Management: MSPs can offer detailed performance reviews that allow manufacturers to examine operational analytics and address issues proactively before a major service outage is experienced.
  5. Guaranteed Uptime: Using a managed services provider reduces the risk of downtime by properly managing physical, storage, and fixed network assets.  All changes are captured in an auditable configuration management database (CMDB) for compliance purposes, and stringent SLAs can be custom tailored to the organization’s needs.
  6. Predictable Costs: By embracing a managed service model, manufacturers can simplify budgeting with more predictable monthly costs for technology management.
  7. Time Savings: Knowing that they have a robust, reliable infrastructure in place puts the manufacturer’s struggle of prioritizing IT needs in the past. Previously overworked IT employees can now redirect their efforts to more value-added activities, focusing their time and attention on supporting business initiatives and building competitive advantage.

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Cross Platform Security Software

More than likely, you have security programs and software set up on your computer. You follow best Internet practices and keep all of your data password protected and backed up. But, did you know that you’re still vulnerable? Because you use other devices like a cell phone or even a tablet, you could still be at risk for viruses, hacks, and other forms of spyware. Security software is no longer just for your computer. Why? Because your private information is stored in more places than ever before.

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Out of Date Virus Scanner

You probably get that annoying pop-up window down in the lower right hand corner of your screen about your virus scanner. If you’re like most users, you probably even click on ignore or update later, but if you knew the damage that could cause, you wouldn’t. Out of date virus scanners can actually be just as harmful to your data and your computer as not having a virus scanner.

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Checking Your Software Sources

 
Imagine sitting down to your computer first thing in the morning, opening up the software you downloaded last night, and then realizing that nothing is working properly. It can be a completely frustrating and overwhelming feeling to know that your computer has been hacked, corrupted, or even attacked with malware. Knowing where your software comes from and who it is coming from is the first line of defense when it comes to keeping your computer safe.

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The Butler Hack and How to Protect Yourself Against Cyber Hacks

Letters went out last week from Butler University informing students, faculty, staff, alumni, former employees, and applicants that their information may have been stolen. The letters, sent on June 26th warned the 163,000 potentially affected people about the stolen information. Police informed Butler officials on May 28th that a suspect was apprehended in California with a flash drive containing information about people affiliated with the University. While you may not have been affected by this particular hack, you need to understand the hack and the best ways to protect yourself against cyber hacks.

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How to Make Your Password Stronger

How to Make Your Password Stronger

With the world increasingly turning to the Internet for solutions, work, finances, and basically everything else, passwords have become our first line of defense. But, what happens when that line is broken? What happens when your password has been cracked? The reality is, you can lose a lot because once someone has our password, then gain access to most of your life.

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The eBay Hack and What You Need to Know

Password Security

By now, you have probably heard that eBay was hacked recently. There’s even a good chance that you are an eBay user and have been notified about the hack. If you received an email from eBay, it most likely told you that you should change your password to help keep NS0-920
your information protected. And while that is crucial, it certainly isn’t all you need to know.

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What You Need to Know About Email Attachments

infected-computer

It’s happened to many of us. We get an email that has a catchy subject line. Maybe it’s a special offer or maybe it’s telling you that you won something. Either way, you not only opened the email, you also opened the attachment. The next thing you know, your computer slows to a crawl. You can’t click on anything. You’ve been infected with a virus.

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Serious Internet Explorer Bug

Internet Explorer Bug

If you are currently reading this blog post in Internet Explorer, you might want to take minute to switch to a different browser. Over the weekend, FireEye Research Labs discovered a bug in the Internet Explorer Web browser that as of today (April 29) has no solution. It may not seem like it’s a huge deal, but when you consider approximately 50% of all browsers currently being used are Internet Explorer that can lead to some serious issues.

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